Thaddeus Farrow: Mia Farrow's Son Dead At 27

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Legendary actress Mia Farrow has lost her son, Thaddeus.

Mia Farrow Son Thaddeus Wheelchair

The 27-year-old was found in his car on September 21st in Connecticut with grave injuries.

According to the Hartford Courant, police arrived at the scene around 12:45 p.m. local time, but Thaddeus was pronounced dead at 2:30 p.m. at Danbury Hospital.

Details on the death were not available as of press time, but police confirm that no criminal activity was involved.

Mia adopted Thaddeus in 1994.  

The boy was wheelchair-bound at the time after contracting polio in Calcutta, India.

Before being adopted, Thaddeus was abandoned at a railway station.

In order to survive, he crawled on his hands a "stubs of legs" to beg others for food, according to a 2013 Vanity Fair profile on Mia Farrow's family.

Mia Farrow 2016 Time 100 Gala

When he was put in an orphanage, Thaddeus was "chained to a post, and kids would throw rocks at him to prompt the mannish growls he made."

Mia herself suffered from polio as a child.

Farrow told the New York Post in 2000:

"I perhaps am more motivated than most people because I had polio myself and it was a real struggle to come through it, and what I saw will never leave me – in the hospitals and in the public wards for contagious diseases."

"Perhaps even more so because I have a son who is only 12 years old and who is paralyzed from the waist down because of polio."

Mia Farrow Image

Over the years, however, Thaddeus' health improved, and he was eventually was able walk on his own with the help of braces.

"It was scary to be brought to a world of people whose language I did not understand, with different skin colors," Thaddeus told VF.

"The fact that everyone loved me was a new experience, overwhelming at first."

Thaddeus was one of 14 of Mia's children, 10 of which were adopted.

Unfortunately, he is the third adopted child in the family. to pass away.  His siblings, Tam and Lark passed away in 2000 and 2008 respectively.

Mia adopted Thaddeus two years after splitting up with Woody Allen.  

Allen had an affair with the couple's adopted daughter, Soon-Yi, whom he married in 1997.

Our thoughts and prayers are with Mia and her family at this time.

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